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BOARDING RESERVATIONS AND PRE-PAYMENTS (UPDATED 3/2018)

Please remember that we have limited boarding space available so make your reservations early.  Our busy holiday times are typically Spring Break, Memorial Day, The Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks.
During these dates and during busy summer months we will be taking pre-payments for boarding.  This is similar to a deposit and holds your pet's "SPOT".  Please call for more information. 

CANCELLATION FOR BOARDING:
If you were not required to leave a pre-payment, there is no penalty for canceling you reservation, even at the last minute.  We do ask, however, that out of consideration for others wanting to board, you notify us as soon as you realize you will no longer require boarding for your pet(s).   We don't want anyone to miss a vacation because they don't have a safe place to care for their pet.

If you were asked to leave a pre-payment AND you must cancel, the following applies:
Cancel 14 days or more from your scheduled drop off date- full credit of your pre-payment will be applied to your
                             account at Killian Hill Animal Hospital. *
Cancel between 8 and 13 days from your scheduled drop off date- 1/2 of your pre-payment will be applied to your
                             account at Killian Hill Animal Hospital. *
Cancel 7days or less from your scheduled drop off date- No credit will be returned. 
    * PLEASE remember that we are applying the credit to your account at our hospital to be used for future transactions.  We will not return pre-payments to your credit card or by cash or check. 

In addition, please remember if you pick your pet up early, on days you have pre-paid, you will not get a refund for those days.   

Naturally Shed Deer Antler Chews 
have arrived straight from Montana!!!
Come check out our huge selection of antler 
dog chews!   
We have the best prices and selection in town.  
Deer antlers are a clean, safe way to promote healthy chewing behavior in puppies while cleaning teeth in an adult dog. 
Dogs love the challenge of grinding the bony outside layer of the antler to get to the tasty mineral rich marrow on the inside. 

To prevent choking and swallowing hazards, please discard any broken tips and replace the antler before it is small enough to swallow.  
Bites From Lone Star Ticks can make some people allergic to red meat! 

These ticks carry a sugar called alpha-gal, which is also found in red meat but not people.  
When a tick bites a human, it can transfer the alpha-gal into the bloodstream.  The person's body then develops antibodies to fight the sugar.  The next time the person eats red meat, their immune system responds to the alpha-gal in the food and an allergic reaction occurs. 
Like many allergic reactions, suffers may experience itching, hives or swelling of their airway. Severe anaphylactic shock can also occur and many people with red meat allergies carry EpiPens!
Lone Star Tick
Do dogs suffer from OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)?  
Canine Compulsive Disorder or CCD is being investigated in dogs based on new brain imaging and genetics tests.  This condition includes behaviors such as spinning, tail chasing, fly biting, excessive licking, biting or sucking.  Many of these behaviors result in self-trauma and skin lesions.   
Not all licking behaviors are CCD.  Dogs licking their joints could be arthritic or dogs licking their paws could have grass allergies.  Excessive-unexplained and repetitive behavior may be Canine Compulsive Disorder.
Food Recalls:  Arrow Reliance is recalling Darwin's Natural Selections and Darwin's ZooLogics raw foods because of E. coli.  This company has been the subject of four prior recalls.  
The J.M. Smucker Company is recalling two Milo's Kitchen steak and burger dog treat products that tested positive for thyroid hormones.  Three dogs that consumed the foods had elevated thyroid hormone concentrations and a fourth dog that was not tested showed signs of hyperthyroidism.  
J.M. Smucker recalled several foods earlier this year because of possible phenobarbital contamination: Gravy Train, Kibbles 'N Bits, Ol' Roy and Skippy foods.  
Visit www.fda.gov/safety/recalls for up-to-date pet food recalls.
Sammy left his mark on Doug and Karen, and all of us at Killian Hill Animal Hospital.  We only wish he could have done it longer.  He was one of the sweetest dogs there ever was, who gave as much love to the Green's as they gave to him.  Sammy was a
faithful companion to his big brother,Sanford, never leaving his side.                                Everyone that met Sammy melted from his loving and kind spirit.  This 
                                       was especially true for the neighbor he 
                                       greeted everyday at her bus stop!  Sammy 
                                       was blessed to have the best caregivers, 
                                       ones willing to go to the moon and back for 
                                       him. I knew he was special when I picked
                                       him up from Delta Air Cargo in early January
                                       2007!  Despite all the love, care and
                                       prayers, Sammy's sweet little heart finally
                                       failed him around 9:30pm on June 4, 2018.



It's better to have loved a dog and lost that love, than to have never had it at all !
​Rest well, my friend, until Doug and Karen (and the rest of us) meet with you again on 
              THE RAINBOW BRIDGE
In Loving Memory of Sammy Green
October 28, 2006 to June 4, 2018
It was an honor to know you!
    With sympathy from Dr. Hopper and 
 all of the Killian Hill Animal Hospital Family